September 2016 Favorites

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hey guys, it's been a minute! If you didn't know yet, I've been busy starting my YouTube channel, and posting regularly on there...There's also a video up with more details on these favorites. Make sure you SUBSCRIBE! ;)

But here is a list of my latest beauty obsessions!
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Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo : Total Transformation Kit -  So I had been wanting to try the Luna Sleeping Night Oil  and the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment for a long time now. I had received a sample of the Sleeping Oil, and after the first use, I decided to cave. Luckily for me, I found this kit for $85 (each full size product is $105).


As expected, the oil is freakin' amazing. Formulated with retinol and blue tansy, it helps "[improve] skin plumpness and helps fight the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores". I use this bad boy every single night and it's done me good. I will be purchasing the full size when I run out.

As for the Good Genes Treatment, I had trouble figuring out the best use for it. It definitely exfoliates and declogs my pores but the formula felt a bit greasy. At first, I was using it at night, on top of the sleeping oil, but then I tried using Good Genes during the day, and just the oil at night. I was getting better results this way, especially when I was breaking out. I then figured I like it best used sparingly (every other day or less) and/or as a spot treatment at night, after the oil has sinked in. So yeah, I like it, but I don't LOVE it. Not sure I would spend $105 on a spot treatment, you know? I'm glad I tried it, but I most likely won't be repurchasing it.

a picture of Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo : Total Transformation Kit
Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA+BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask- I already knew my skin needed some AHA+BHA consistently in it's life, but when I saw how well it responded to blue tansy, I decided to give this mask a try. It is so wonderful! It's a gel formula that you leave on for 15min or so, and then wipe off with a wet wash cloth. It's basically a peel. Brighter skin after every use. I would say this and my Luna Sleeping Night Oil are the actual Power Couple in my skin care routine.
a picture of Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA+BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener - This is more so of a rediscovered product. I've always loved it, but hadn't used it in a LONG while. I had gotten used to color correcting and then concealing my under eye area, but this product makes my morning routine much easier. Corrects, conceals and brightens.
a picture of Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener (swatch)
Benefit They're Real Mascara - Another throwback. Got a small size in a Sephora Sample Bag. I had moved on from this "go to" product and started consistently using the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, or one of my drugstore favorites. But this...This was like reliving your first love all over again. I'M SO SORRY I THOUGHT THE GRASS WAS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE! I will never cheat on you again (until I see another mascara I'm just dying to try haha) #thesebitchesaintloyal
a picture of Benefit They're Real Mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero - If you've watched my recent tutorials, this should come as no surprise. It's literally the only black liner I've been using on my water line for the past several months. Highly pigmented, as black as my soul, and long lasting. YAASSS!
a picture of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero

a picture of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero (swatch)
Tarte limited-edition Styled by Hrush eye & cheek palette - I pretty much got this on a whim, when I saw it on Tarte's Instagram Page. I had no idea who "Styled by Hrush" was, but I just thought the shadows were so beautiful and the blush paired nicely with them. I also loved the compact size of it and the price ($30). So it was kind of a no brainer. I've been using this palette a TON but I must say the shadow quality is not the best...They're a bit powdery and take some work, but I'm still getting really great use out of it...
a picture of Tarte limited-edition Styled by Hrush eye & cheek paletteToo Faced Grand Hotel Cafe Holiday 2016 Collection - Pretty self explanatory. I did an unboxing video for this, and tutorials for each palette, you should go ahead and check them out! Also, I will be doing a giveaway of one of these on my Youtube channel, so be sure to subscribe (HERE!)
a picture of Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe Holiday 2016 Collection
Grand Hotel Cafe Unboxing + Swatches video :
Tutorials:
Well yeah Buttercups, that's pretty much it! Thanks for check this post out and thank you in advance for supporting my Youtube channel! :P

Talk to you soon,
-Xoxo, Val

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